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A Tale of Two Cities (Naxos AudioBooks)

By Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser (Narrator)
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'It was the best of times and the worst of times'. In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope and self-sacrifice. It is read by Anton Lesser whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text. His singular characterisations led to him being chosen by Peter Ackroyd to play Dickens himself in the major TV account of the writer.

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Item Specifications...

Format: Audiobook,   Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2" Width: 5" Height: 5"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Aug 30, 2005
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626343591  
ISBN13  9789626343593  

Availability  0 units.

More About Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser

Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

David Pascoe is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. He has also edited Thackeray's The Newcomers for Penguin Classics.

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.

Charles Dickens has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Collins Classics
  2. Dover Holiday Coloring Book
  3. Ignatius Critical Editions
  4. Penguin Classics

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10Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > British > Dickens, Charles

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Wonderful!  Jul 6, 2007
I really enjoyed this recording of A Tale of Two Cities. The reading is masterful. I will issue one warning--I bought this for a family car trip and quickly found that this recording (and maybe most Dickens) are not for the casual listener. It seems to help to have some experience with literature in general and/or with Dickens's style specifically. It wasn't easy for some members of my family to follow by ear.

I love this novel, though, and this presentation is quite good.
Here's where audio really shines, providing an award-winning Dickens reader who excels in dramatic characterizations and flair  Jan 10, 2006
Anton Lesser provides a fine British accent and flair to Dickens' complete unabridged classic A Tale Of Two Cities. Here's where audio really shines, providing an award-winning Dickens reader who excels in dramatic characterizations and flair. Listen to A Tale Of Two Cities and you'll see why the written word - especially in the classics - has the ability to shine forth in audio much more than on the page.

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Question: I am interested in this novel for my classroom students especially because of the audio CD provided with this book. I shall probably require about eight or nine copies with CD. Is it possible to obtain these books in France and with Cd Audio? Please reply to:
Answer: Unfortunately we are an american based company and we do not have any stores in France - we are unable to provide you copies in France. However you can order from our American store and we can ship them to France if you like.

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